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  • AidEx 2014

    12-13 November 2014, Hall 11, Brussels Expo, Belgieplein - 1 - Place de Belgique, B-1020 Brussels, Belgium

    AidEx is a major international conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development professionals of all stripes. Held annually inBrussels, we bring together different voices whether they be NGO fieldworkers, the public and private sectors, long-established thought leaders or brand new start-ups.

    We encourage organisations to network with one another, connect with suppliers and attend topical sessions to facilitate discussions on the current challenges they face.  It’s also a great place to establish important, durable business relationships. Find out who will be crowned king or queen of Aid Innovation and who will win the coveted Humanitarian Hero of the Year Award at our prestigious awards ceremonies.

    This year the theme will be ‘Innovation in Aid & Development’. Dialogue sessions will be held with experts to question and understand what innovation is, whether its application is feasible in the aid and development arena and where future trends will lead us.

    Receive your free entry by registering today.

  • Kellogg risponde all’appello di Oxfam

    Oxfam accoglie  favorevolmente gli impegni assunti da Kellogg per l’adozione di misure contro i cambiamenti climatici a seguito di una forte pressione dell’opinione pubblica

    Dopo General Mills, Kellogg è oggi il secondo gigante dell’industria alimentare a prendersi l’impegno di tagliare le emissioni dei gas serra nelle proprie filiere produttive. La risposta arriva dopo l’incredibile pressione esercitata dagli oltre 238.000 sostenitori che hanno firmato la petizione lanciata da Oxfam nell’ambito della campagna Scopri il marchio.

    “Accogliamo con grande favore la volontà di Kellogg di diventare un’azienda leader nella lotta contro i cambiamenti climatici e i danni che questi causano alle popolazioni ovunque nel mondo,” ha detto Elisa Bacciotti, Direttrice Campagne e Programmi Domestici di Oxfam Italia. “I nuovi impegni di Kellogg spingono ancor più i governi e il resto della grande industria alimentare a riconoscere che il cambiamento del clima è reale, che sta accadendo ora, e che dobbiamo affrontarlo.”

  • UN in General

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 this 23 September to galvanize and catalyze climate action

    The Secretary-General is hosting the Climate Summit to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition. The Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level – all UN Member States, as well as finance, business, civil society and local leaders from public and private sectors – to catalyze ambitious action on the ground to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience and mobilize political will for an ambitious global agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.
    The Climate Summit will be about action and solutions that are focused on accelerating progress in areas that can significantly contribute to reducing emissions and strengthening resilience – such as agriculture, cities, energy, financing, forests, pollutants, resilience and transportation.
     
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  • NewsStream - Amur River at Risk, Renewable Energy in the Congo, and More

    In Nairobi, we co-hosted a meeting of experts to discuss knowledge gaps and raise awareness about the threats facing Kenya’s Lake Turkana due to dams and diversions in Ethiopia. In Hanoi, we led a workshop on energy planning to help our Vietnamese partners advocate for more diverse and sustainable energy options. Our Africa Team visited with communities who would be impacted by the Inga 3 Dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and led a workshop on the role that renewable energy could play in meeting the nation’s huge energy-access gap. And in Beijing, we’re monitoring plans by Russia and China to obstruct Asia’s last free-flowing river, the Amur. Read on for the full stories.

  • Aleteo # 123

    Workshop with indigenous communities in Las Tangaras Reserve.
     

    Las Tangaras Bird Reserve, located in the municipality of Carmen de Atrato, Chocó, was honored to receive 15 community members of the indigenous reserve of La Puria and El Consuelo in order to make a practical theoretical workshop on seedling production nursery.

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    One of the rarest parrots in the world, the Fuertes Parrot occupy artificial nests

     

    This record is very important since the Fuertes Parrot is an endemic species; it is Critically Endangered and is estimated to have a population of just over 300 individuals restricted to 74 acres  in the ProAves Reserves of El Mirador, Loro Coroniazul, Giles Fuertesi and Loros Andinos.
     

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  • IPDTC Autumn Training Courses

    The International Peace and Development Training Center provides experts, senior goverment leadership, professionals, policy makers and practitioners with the most advanced training and professional development opportunities in the field. From October - December 2014 we will be hosting 3 Programmes at the IPDTC Global Academy including Designing Peacebuilding Programmes, one of the world's leading trainings / professional workshops for agencies and organisations to improve programme strategy, design and implementation; and two programmes on Prevention in November/December: “Developing and Applying Early Warning and Early Response Systems” and “Making Prevention Work". Participants will include middle to senior leadership and experts from agencies, organisations, governments and institutions around the world. Participants applying for two or more programmes will receive a 10% discount from the training fees. Special group rates for delegations are also available. 

  • Save The Frogs Update from Ghana, West Africa

    SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is West Africa's first nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation, and is the first international branch of USA-based nonprofit SAVE THE FROGS!. The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is to protect Ghana's amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.

    Africa is fraught with both social and environmental problems, and Ghana is an excellent location from which to initiate SAVE THE FROGS! programs that we plan to spread far and wide across the African continent. Over 80% of Ghana's original rainforests have been cleared and a third of the country's amphibians are under threat, yet Ghana has only two professional amphibian biologists (SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum and Caleb Ofori). In Ghana, there exists only a single copy of the Field Guide to West Africa's Amphibians, the only guide to Ghana's amphibians -- a book that is no longer in print.

  • Aleteo #122: Colombian Conservation news

    Spectacular record of the Black-headed Spider monkey on the Titi Cabeza del Algodón Reserve

    21 individuals of the Black-headed Spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps), species critically endangered, were found on the Fundación ProAves Titi Cabeza del Algodón Reserve, within the framework of the Evaluation and Conservation project of the Black-headed Spider monkey.
     

     

    Historical reproductive record of the Rusty-faced Parrot

    We have a historical record of the Rusty-faced Parrots (Hapalopsittaca amazonina), 6 active nests with up to 3 chicks between March and June, in late March the first occupation was recorded and the first chicks were recorded in early June.